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Flintstones Complete chewables is on my list of approved Vitamins and most likely what I will start with when I get my surgery done.

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If it helps, these are also listed on my list:

2 Tablets of the following:

Bariatric Advantage chewable Essential Multivitamin
Bariatric Advantage Multi Chewy Bite
Centrum Chewable
Flintstones Complete Chewable

or

4 Tablets of the following:

Bariatric fusion Complete Chewable Multivitamin

But people here have also given other suggestions. Some of which I will probably try eventually.

Edited by SummerTimeGirl

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we were told not to take gummies.

I've always taken Centrum or the generic equivalent (CVS and Walgreens carry generics - other places probably do as well). I started with the chewables and then switched to regular tablets when I was a few months out.

A lot of people take Flintstones, but make sure to get Flintstones Complete if you go that route.

P.S. if you take a grocery store or drug store Vitamin, like the ones above, you have to take two of them every day. There are also special bariatric-specific Vitamins you can order, and with some of those you only have to take one (to meet your multivitamin requirement)

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My clinic said the same thing as catwoman, no gummies. But the Flinstones complete chewables are on my list of Vitamins that are allowed.

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It’s so weird how clinics vary so much. I mentioned the flintstones complete to the bariatric coordinator and she said they are absolutely not appropriate. She said that their is not research of FDA to back up a lot of Vitamins and that with our absorption issues that we need bariatric vitamins. But clearly there are veterans out here that have had labs and are doing fine so I am going to keep doing my research. I don’t skimp on my health but I don’t like to just throw money away either.

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1 minute ago, ShoppGirl said:

It’s so weird how clinics vary so much. I mentioned the flintstones complete to the bariatric coordinator and she said they are absolutely not appropriate. She said that their is not research of FDA to back up a lot of Vitamins and that with our absorption issues that we need bariatric Vitamins. But clearly there are veterans out here that have had labs and are doing fine so I am going to keep doing my research. I don’t skimp on my health but I don’t like to just throw money away either.

I've heard that as well (at least the part about Flintstones), but I don't say anything anymore because I've been blasted by mentioning it on forums. Evidently a lot of surgeons still recommend them. Mine still does as well, but I took Centrum from the beginning since I'd read it's a better choice if you're going with grocery store/drug store vitamins. My dietitian was fine with Centrum and did say it was a better option (although I see Flintstones Complete is still on their recommended list)

I've also read on forums that bariatric-specific vitamins are better, although so far I've had luck with Centrum (or the generic equivalent)

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That is really interesting. They were on my 'recommended' list by my clinic! @catwoman7 does Centrum have a chewable? Maybe I'll switch.

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30 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

I've heard that as well (at least the part about Flintstones), but I don't say anything anymore because I've been blasted by mentioning it on forums. Evidently a lot of surgeons still recommend them. Mine still does as well, but I took Centrum from the beginning since I'd read it's a better choice if you're going with grocery store/drug store Vitamins. My dietitian was fine with Centrum and did say it was a better option (although I see Flintstones Complete is still on their recommended list)

I've also read on forums that bariatric-specific vitamins are better, although so far I've had luck with Centrum (or the generic equivalent)

I will never understand getting blasted on here. I’ve experienced it though. Just wanna say don’t kill the messenger. We are mostly all just taking advice we have read here and other places as well as from our doctors and trying to sift through and make the best choices for ourselves as best as we can in this uncharted territory. Ooh well. Guess you can’t please everyone. Do you have to add in other vitamins with the centrum to get all of your requirements?

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28 minutes ago, Jnfinney said:

That is really interesting. They were on my 'recommended' list by my clinic! @catwoman7 does Centrum have a chewable? Maybe I'll switch.

yes they do, but I've heard they can be hard to find in some areas. The Walgreens around here carries them, though. Our CVS also carries a generic "Centrum" in a chewable form (can't remember if Walgreens has a chewable version of their generic "Centrum" or not...but they do carry the chewable form of the real Centrum (or at least ours does))

P.S. I switched over to regular tablets once I was about a year out, that's why I seem foggy on whether or not Walgreens has a chewable version of its generic

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2 hours ago, Jnfinney said:

That is really interesting. They were on my 'recommended' list by my clinic! @catwoman7 does Centrum have a chewable? Maybe I'll switch.

Yup. They do. I mentioned them above along with several others my office recommended.

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I just asked my bariatric coordinator if I could take gummies because I tried the dissolvable tablets and the after taste was horrible! So I bought the pills from here and I gag every time I take them. I honestly have been very inconsistent and hope I can do gummies again. Btw she said I could take gummies but need to have Iron as well

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I take 2 Flinstones Complete. I have also taken Centrum chewables but they have been out of stock at Walmart for several weeks now. I was told no gummy vitamins. But I was also told to take supplemental B12 and D beyond the regular Vitamins. Those are chewies. I also use a chewy Fiber supplement. My recent labs were all good.

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2 minutes ago, Maisey said:

I take 2 Flinstones Complete. I have also taken Centrum chewables but they have been out of stock at Walmart for several weeks now. I was told no gummy vitamins. But I was also told to take supplemental B12 and D beyond the regular Vitamins. Those are chewies. I also use a chewy Fiber supplement. My recent labs were all good.

What is the chewy Fiber?

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